Hal Herring is an award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Field and Stream magazine. He has written for publications that range from the Atlantic Monthly and the Economist to Creative Nonfiction and Orion, and specializes in deeply reported, long-form journalism stories and essays. A lifelong outdoorsman, mountaineer, hunter and fisherman, he is based in Augusta, Montana.

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From Wild Bill Hickok’s Colt Revolvers to Geronimo’s Winchester,
Twelve Guns That Shaped Our History

Preface

But, remember, there is a time and place, before the giant machines of war come to play, when the weapon and the warrior are inextricably linked. The term applied to these weapons is as old as conflict: personal weapons. Perhaps we take note of its wear patterns, a silvered place of the metal where a hand once gripped it, carrying it for months or years...

Personal weapons. Sitting hushed and immobile in museum cases, all lethal potential stilled, the blood dried, the cries silenced, the smoke blown away. They exist now as windows into the men and women who fought—righteously or not— and died, or were willing to die, with them. What they conjure up can be a powerful magic.

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